September 30, 2014

ARL, ALA, and ACRL File Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in in Support of Lending Rights

UPDATE: Meredith Schwartz at LJ has posted a report about the filing that includes a comment from one of the author’s, Jonathan Band. From an Association for Research Libraries (ARL) News Release: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) joined the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), who all […]

New White Paper and Podcast from ACRL: “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits”

From an ACRL Announcement: The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has released a white paper, “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits,” which reports on two invitational summits supported by a National Leadership Collaborative Planning Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The white paper […]

New From ACRL: 2012 Top Ten Trends in Academic Libraries: A Review of the Trends and Issues Affecting Academic Libraries in Higher Education

The rankings and discussion appear in the June 2012 Issue of College and Research Libraries News (C&RL News). From the Article: In order to identify the trends, the committee members review the literature, attend conferences, and contact experts who are familiar with current trends in higher education. One of the largest groups of experts is […]

New Research Report & Podcast from ACRL: “Scenarios for the Future of the Book”

From an ACRL Blog Post: ACRL [Association of College & Research Libraries] has released a new research report, Futures Thinking for Academic Librarians: Scenarios for the Future of the Book, to help librarians reexamine their assumptions, which may be grounded in the current e-book zeitgeist. Authored by David J. Staley, director of the Harvey Goldberg […]

Library Copyright Alliance Files Friend of the Court Brief in The Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Case

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The friend of the court brief was written by Jonathan Band. The Library Copyright Alliance is consists of ALA, ACRL, and ARL. The 28 page brief (PDF) is available here via ARL. We’ve also embedded a copy below. Friend of the Court Brief Filed by Library Copyright Alliance in Authors Guild v HathiTrust

Digital Humanities and Leadership are Topics of New ACRL Discussion Groups, 4 New Groups Formally Announced Today

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From ACRL Insider: The Digital Humanities Discussion Group provides a venue for ACRL members to meet and share ideas related to Digital Humanities and the role of librarians in this emerging discipline. The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group serves to promote awareness and discussion of the international, transnational, and global dimensions […]

New Issue Alert: The February 2012 Issue of C&RL News is Now Online

Direct to Complete Table of Contents and Full Text Article February 2012, (73.2) Articles Include (Not a Complete List): The approachable reference desk: How Norwich University Kreitzbert Library’s desk got a new look by Deborah Ahlers and Heidi Steiner MetaWHAT?: Training access services staff to partner in digital projects metadata creation by Kristy L. Dixon […]

New Issue Online: College and Research Library News (C&RL News, December 2011)

C&RL News December 2011; 72 (11) Direct to Complete Table of Contents  & Links to All Full Text Articles Selected Articles HML-IQ: Fresno State’s online library orientation game by Monica Fusich, Amanda Dinscore, Kimberley Smith, and Vang Vang Full Text Full Text (PDF) Get a clue: Partnering with student affairs on student-centered outreach by Lizz […]

ACRL's 2010 Academic Library Trends and Statistics Published, A Few Highlights Now Available Online

The 2010 Academic Library Trends and Statistics report is now available. It’s a three volume set ($550) BUT a few statistics are included in the publication announcement. The data comes from 1,100 academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The 2010 data show that the median unit cost of monographs (per volume) increased slightly over 2009 […]

University of Illinois To Digitize C&RL (College & Research Libraries) Archive (1939-1996)

From ARCL News: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has launched a project to digitize the complete back contents of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) official scholarly research journal College & Research Libraries (C&RL). The volunteer initiative will scan the full contents of C&RL through 1996 and make them freely available […]